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North County
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Volume 2 • Issue 03
Serving North Highlands, Antelope, Foothill Farms and Sacramento County
River Cats
Release 2015
Promotions
Schedule
Antelope High School Band
and Color Guard March to D.C.
February 13, 2015
Moratorium Lifted
on New Grocery
Stores for Women,
Infants, and
Children Program
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG)
- Dr. Ron Chapman, California
Department of Public Health
(CDPH) director and state health
officer, announced that the moratorium for stores to apply for
authorization in the California
Women, Infants, and Children
(WIC) program was lifted effective February 1st.
“This positive step will
improve availability and access
for the approximately 1.4 million women, infants, and
children who participate in the
California WIC program,” said
Dr. Chapman.
Page 3
Twin Rivers
Teacher Wins
VFW Honors
In September 2014, USDA
“partially
lifted the moratorium to include new
full-line grocery stores.
”
Page 2
The members of Antelope’s marching
band and color guard, due to perform in
Washington D.C. on Independence Day
(above). Photo courtesy of Antelope Band Boosters
Association (ABBA) Antelope’s Titan Band on the
steps of the State Capitol (at left). Photo by
Sonora Mellow
Therapeutic
Recreation Scores
Big Since 1975
By Linda Harper
Page 4
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ANTELOPE, CA (MPG) - There’s no mistaking the exuberance of
brass horns and wind instruments, the bellow of Tubas, the clang
of cymbals and the beat of drums marking the cadence of marching musicians.
If you’re in Sacramento’s north county, chances are you’re
hearing echoes of the Antelope High School Marching Band and
Color Guard as they practice for a very special upcoming event;
exactly 105 award winning young musicians will be performing in the National Independence Day Parade alongside the High
school’s color guard.
America’s National Independence
Day Parade takes place annually on
July 4th in Washington, D.C. before a
street audience of hundreds of thousands of spectators. The Parade consists
of invited bands, historical fife and drum
corps, floats, military and specialty units,
giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams,
VIP’s, national dignitaries, and celebrity
participants.
The fanfare is a major national event
which seeks to highlight the real meaning of the holiday. It is
a patriotic, flag-waving, red white and blue celebration of
America’s birthday.
Participating bands are invited based on recommendations
from each state’s Governor’s office. Congresswoman Doris
Matsui originally brought the Titan Marching Band and Color
Guard to the attention of government officials. Representation
from all parts of the United States is the goal of the Parade
National Selection Committee.
Continued on page 5
To address rising food costs
in the California WIC program,
the United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) in 2012
continued a moratorium on the
addition of new vendors into
the program so that CDPH and
USDA could develop and implement strategies to contain costs
and ensure program integrity.
USDA notified CDPH by letter
that the moratorium can now be
fully lifted.
In June 2014, USDA partially
lifted the moratorium to include
additional locations for stores
that already had a master contract with the WIC program.
Since that time, 217 stores have
been added to the program. In
September 2014, USDA partially lifted the moratorium to
include new full-line grocery
stores. Since that time, 24 stores
have been added to the program. It is anticipated that 200
stores will be added statewide
Continued on page 2
Education Budget Offers $16.2
Million Increase for TRUSD
By John-Michael Kibrick
MCCLELLAN, CA (MPG) - Education in
America arguably took one of the
greatest financial hits in the wake of
the Great Recession. Government was
forced to make severe cuts to public
services and schools straddled the
path of destruction.
But funding is finally in an upswing
for the 2015-2016 fiscal year and
Twin Rivers Unified School District
(TRUSD) is due to see a fair share of
the additional wealth, amounting to
an increase of $16.2 million over last
year’s budget.
The large jump in funding, the biggest since 2000-2001, is thanks to
Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed
budget for the upcoming fiscal year,
as presented to the TRUSD Board
of Trustees by Executive Director
of Fiscal Services Kate Ingersoll on
January 27th.
According to the Governor’s proposed budget, all school districts in
the state will receive an additional
$3.2 million. In Twin Rivers, this
adds up to $131 per student.
Further funding to each district will
be determined by the amount of students in the district who face various
challenges including coming from
low-income households, being in foster care, and those learning English as
a second language.
As Ingersoll told the North County
Messenger, TRUSD is made up of
As Kate Ingersoll told the
“North
County Messenger,
TRUSD is made up of
approximately 85-87
percent of students who
fit within the described
framework, warranting
an added $13 million in
State funds.
”
approximately 85-87 percent of students who fit within the described
framework, warranting an added $13
million in State funds.
The district has not yet made decisions regarding how the money would
be spent but Ingersoll pointed out that
the $16.2 million wouldn’t be divided
up between the schools. Instead, the
supplementary funds will be spent on
programs that span the whole district.
In fact, 2015-2016 won’t be the first
fiscal year since the Great Recession
to see an increase in budgeting. Funds
were also added to during 2014-2015
when Ingersoll said that new programs in the visual and performing
arts and foreign language benefited
from the new wealth.
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2 • North County Messenger
February 13, 2015
Twin Rivers Teacher Wins
Statewide VFW Honors
MCCLELLAN, CA (MPG) - Recent
recognition of local teachers
continued in January when the
Twin Rivers Unified School
District announced that Jeffrey
Roberson had been selected as
the Veterans of Foreign Wars
(VFW) California Teacher
of the Year for the kindergarten through fifth grade
category. Roberson is a fourth
grade teacher at Woodridge
Elementary.
“I am very honored to accept
this award on behalf of all the
teachers and support staff I work
with at Woodridge Elementary,”
said Roberson. “It means a great
deal to me to be recognized by
the VFW for doing what I love
and instilling community service
and citizenship in the children I
teach.”
Roberson explained that his
military connection goes back
generations. “I come from a long
line of military men in my family—my uncles who served in
Vietnam and my great uncles
who served in WWII. I’m proud
of their service and I thank the
VFW for their service.”
Sign-ups Open for Swoop
Time Track and Field
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) -
Jeffrey Roberson, Veterans of Foreign Wars California Teacher of the Year.
Photo courtesy of Twin Rivers Unified School District
The Antelope VFW Post nominated Roberson for the award,
which recognizes exceptional
teachers who prepare students to
be responsible participants in our
democracy.
Roberson has been with the
district for 10 years and he
was also a 2012-2013 TRUSD
Teacher of the Year.
Source: Twin Rivers Unified
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School District
Local youth sports programs
continue to play an important
role this year with the “Swoop
Time” Track and Field Club
for children ages 7-18.
Swoop Time, a local nonprofit for youth, hosts the
club and still has spots open
on their roster for the 2015
season.
Kids signed up for the program get to participate in
athletic, outdoor events geared
to promote health, teamwork,
and improved skills in a variety of sports.
The participant fee is $225
and payment plans are available. Parents can register their
children at the Round Table
Pizza on the corner of Walerga
Road and Elverta Road.
The remaining sign-up dates
are Saturday, February 14th,
Saturday, February 21st, and
Kids participate in running exercises. Photo courtesy of Swoop Time
Saturday, February 28th. All
will take place from 11 a.m. to
12 p.m.
Swoop Time is an organization independent and
unaffiliated with a school or
government body, founded by
former NFL star Ron Brown
and others.
The group provides training
programs and camps in track
and field, Football, and more.
Source: Swoop Time
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Arrest Made in North
Moratorium Lifted on New Grocery Stores Highland Sexual Assaults
for Women, Infants, and Children Program
Continued from Page 1
after the moratorium is fully
lifted. California currently has
approximately 4,300 authorized
stores that participate in the WIC
program.
“USDA and CDPH continue to work together to ensure
the strategies now in place are
effective in containing food
costs and comply with federal
regulations and mandates,” said
Dr. Chapman.
California WIC provides
access to healthy supplemental foods, nutrition education,
breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and community
services for the infants, children,
and pregnant or post-partum
women it serves. WIC spends
approximately $83 million each
month on food.
At the federal level, WIC is
administered by the USDA;
California’s WIC Program is
administered at the state level by
CDPH.
For more information, visit
www.cdph.ca.gov.
Source:
California
Department of Public Health H
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NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA (MPG) - A
19-year-old man responsible for
two separate North Highlands
sexual assault incidents during
December, 2014, was arrested on
January 30th.
Ibrahima Wane, 19, was taken
into custody for a violent attack
and sexual assault that occurred
near Watt Avenue / A Street in
North Highlands on December
20th, 2014. During that incident,
a 68-year old woman was forced
into her home by a stranger
(Wane) after returning home
from a walk. The victim assisted
Detectives in rendering a composite image of her assailant for
public release.
Sacramento Sheriff sexual
assault detectives have connected
Wane to a similar attack on Watt
Avenue / Peacekeeper Way
which occurred on December
31st, 2014, after a stranger
(Wane) pulled a 42-year old
female victim off of her bike and
attempted to sexually assault her.
The Sacramento County
District Attorney’s Office issued
an arrest warrant for Ibrahima
Wane, who was located and
arrested in the San Diego area.
Wane was transferred to the
Sacramento County Main Jail on
February 5th, where he is being
held on eight felony crimes
related to both incidents. His bail
was set for two million dollars.
Sheriff’s detectives wished
to thank the public for their
patience and assistance during
various door-to-door contacts
and communications throughout this ongoing and intensive
investigation.
Source: Sacramento Sheriff ’s
Department
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River Cats Release 2015
Promotions Schedule
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG)
- The Sacramento River Cats
have released their promotions schedule for the 2015
season which will include 21
fireworks displays and five
giveaways featuring prizes
from the Giants ball-club.
The giveaways for the
72-game home schedule include a Giants World
Championship replica ring (May
1st), a Giants World Champions
t-shirt (My 22nd), a Hunter Pence
bobblehead figure (June 19th) a
Giants world Champions banner
(July 31st), and a 2014 Postseason
MVP Madison Bumgarner bobblehead (August 21st).
The River Cats will be playing
at home for five major holidays
in 2015 including Mother’s Day
(May 10th), Memorial Day (May
25th), Father’s Day (June 21st),
Independence Eve (July 3rd),
and Labor Day (September 7th).
Each holiday game will offer a
ticket and picnic option for those
fans looking to celebrate at the
ballpark.
The team will also celebrate local military personnel
and first responders on multiple
nights including Salute to Armed
Forces (May 9th), Salute to First
Responders (June 20th), and a
doubleheader with the Wounded
Warrior Amputee Softball Team
(July 11th).
The River Cats will be wearing
special themed jerseys for five
games this season featuring snow
leopard jerseys on Zoo Night
(April 25th), “Sacramentones”
jerseys for a Pitch Perfect tribute (May 27th), patriotic stars and
stripes jerseys (July 3rd), Legends
of the Hidden Temple gameshow
jerseys for a 90s throwback night
(August 15th), and California
Bear Republic flag jerseys for the
final fireworks show of the year
(September 5th).
Other highlighted ballpark
promotions include Tour de Cat
bicycle ride (April 11th), Princess
and Pirate Night (May 23rd),
Bark in the Ballpark (May 24th),
Dinger’s Birthday Celebration
(June 7th), Star Wars Night
(July 10th), Faith and
Family Night (July 31st),
and Fan Appreciation Night
(September 6th).
Daily, value-oriented promotions of note also fill the 2015
calendar with Cache Creek
Monday Bingo, Toyota Family
Value Tuesdays with $1 hot
dogs and desserts, Wireless
Wednesday, Miller Lite Thirsty
Thursday with $2 beers, Sutter
Health Saturday Fireworks, and
K-LOVE Sunday Fun-day with
player autographs and Kids Run
the Bases postgame.
Single-game tickets go on sale
at 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 8th
at the Round Table Pizza Ticket
Office at Raley Field. There will
be a special online only presale,
beginning Wednesday, March 4th
at 10 a.m. For an updated list of
promotions, visit rivercats.com/
promotions or stop by the River
Cats’ front office. Promotions
and dates are always subject to
change.
Source: Sacramento River
Cats
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Sac Metro Fights Fire… in a Firehouse
ANTELOPE, CA (MPG) - Firefighters
at Antelope’s Metro Fire Station
25 awoke to a familiar smell of
smoke on Monday February 9th.
It was 4 a.m. and there was a fire
at the firehouse.
The blaze set off smoke alarms
and the crew located the source
of the flames in the apparatus
bay (the garage where metro
vehicles are parked). Luckily, the
crew’s fire engine was still safe
from the flames, but the station’s
medical vehicle was primary
location of the fire.
The medic crew had returned
to the station just 30 minutes
prior to the incident. The hot fire
left the on-duty firefighters in a
tricky position, with very little
visibility and no way to reach
their equipment.
“Our biggest goal was to get
the front doors up and the engine
out,” said Captain Rich Rubialis.
“We wanted to protect the engine
from the fire. At the same time
we needed to engine to put out
the fire.”
Using their knowledge to take
unique initiative against the
blaze, firefighters used a garden
hose to contain the fire and make
it to the engine, which they were
then able to use to final suppress and extinguish the flames.
None of the crew was hurt and
all property was saved excluding
the medical vehicle.
An investigation into the cause
of the fire was launched and the
damage was initially estimated at
$200,000.
Source:
Sacramento
Metropolitan Fire District H
Hot Rods Headed for
Sacramento Autorama Show
This vehicle is owned by James Hetfield of the heavy metal band Metallica and was the winner of the 2014
Custom D’Elegance Award, 2014 Sam Barris Memorial Award, and the 2014 Manuel Arteche Memorial Award.
Photo courtesy of Sacramento Autorama
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG)
- Now entering its 65th year, the
Autorama car show claims to be
one of the longest running indoor
car shows in the world as it prepares for a showing on February
14th-16th at the Cal Expo
Fairgrounds.
The Sacramento Autorama
website, at www.rodshows.com/
sa, states that over 500 classic
vehicles will be on show throughout Cal Expo’s various structures
in the fairground’s 10th year
running as host to the event.
The yearly event received the
theme of, “The Great Gatsby,”
for 2015 and besides the cars on
show, as many as 500 additional
entrees are expected to take part
in friendly competition. Awards
will be given out on the 16th and
include the Custom d’Elegance,
King of Kustoms, Bagdasarian,
Barris, Bertolucci, and Bailon
prizes, among others.
Special events within the threeday extravaganza include live
music, a pin-up contest, and an
auction, the proceeds of which
will be donated to help the U.C.
Davis Children’s Hospital.
The Sacramento Autorama
began in November, 1950 as a
two-day event featuring hot rods.
Today the event draws spectators
from across the country to see the
finest in chopped, channeled, sectioned, and chromed cars as well
as hot rods, pickups, motorcycles,
muscle cars, and street machines.
Source: www.rodshows.com H
MPG Brings New Senior Publication
to the Sacramento Region
SPECIAL MPG RELEASE (2/9/2015)
- Messenger Publishing Group
(MPG) has announced that it is
launching a new premiere senior
publication that will serve the
greater Sacramento region.
With the recent demise of senior
publications Senior Spectrum and
Senior Magazine, the senior market is being underserved. MPG,
with its wide resources of editorial material and broad distribution
network, can immediately provide
advertisers with a quality publication that will serve their needs.
MPG now distributes throughout Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo
counties.
Joyful Living is produced
and designed as a lifestyle magazine that will offer news for
senior readers along with interesting stories, special features, local
profiles, upcoming events, and
reports on current issues facing
older Americans. It will also carry
updates on financial and tax issues
and health care changes.
The magazine will have an
online presence as well at www.
JoyfulLivingNow.net. Advertising
is available in both the print edition and online.
MPG is the publisher of eight
local newspapers. They include
Carmichael Times, Rancho
Cordova Grapevine Independent,
Citrus Heights Messenger,
American River Messenger,
Placer Sentinel, North County
Messenger, West Sacramento Sun,
and Gold River Messenger.
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4 • North County Messenger
February 13, 2015
Therapeutic Recreation Another Lie: Proposed $1.8
Scores Big Since 1975
Billion Tax on CA Drivers
Commentary
by Jon Coupal, President
of the Howard Jarvis
Taxpayers Association
TRS volunteer attempts goal during the Chargers’ last soccer practice before Special Olympics competition.
Story and photo
by Ryan Meza
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG)
- Providing recreation services to
community members with disabilities since 1975, the Therapeutic
Recreation Services (TRS) program offered by the Sacramento
County Department of Regional
Parks is a fun-filled atmosphere
that includes activities such as
“Monster Mini Golf and Dinner”
and “Ridin’ on the River.”
With an active team of more
than 200 athletes who compete in
a variety of sporting competitions
including the Special Olympics,
TRS provides year-round training
to all who participate in five different sports: basketball, soccer,
swimming, track and field, and
floor hockey. Almost everybody
who trains in a sporting activity ends up competing in their
Special Olympics Team called the
Chargers. The Sacramento County
Chargers was founded more than
30 years ago. Chargers athletes
have received many awards for
various sports and competitions
hosted by the Special Olympics.
Over the past years, the Special
Olympics have also honored several of the coaches and volunteers
who participate.
“It is our goal that our participants gain their highest level of
independence and valuable lifelong skills that will benefit them
in their everyday lives. It is
our hope that participants gain
improvements in communication, making choices, community
awareness, social skills, learn
money management skills, and
develop new friendships,” said
Jenn Wilson, recreation specialist
for TRS.
TRS is staffed by two full-time
employees, 10 part-time employees, 20 regular volunteers, up to
two recreation therapy interns
per year, and more than 50 community volunteers from local
high schools and colleges. With
increasing participation, TRS staff
works hard to find new places to
visit as well as offer more activities and sports for participants to
enjoy.
“Activities are fun, and you get
to meet a lot of friends. The staff
is cool, and they really make it fun
for us,” said Hermanda Seals, a
TRS participant.
In addition to county funding, TRS receives donations from
Eppie’s Great Race, Pathways to
Recreation, and individual donors.
During the last fiscal year, TRS
received close to $50,000 in outside donations. If you wish to
donate or become a volunteer,
send TRS an email at TRS@
SacCounty.net.
Source: Sacramento County H
For the second time in as many
weeks Californians got the news
that Sacramento politicians are
proposing yet another big tax
hike. The truth is that new taxes
would never be required were it
not for Sacramento’s mismanagement of existing tax dollars.
Last week, it was the proposal
to deal with the very real problem of “revenue volatility” in
California’s tax structure with the
very unreal “solution” of a $10
billion tax on services.
But the latest proposal comes
from new Senate leader Toni
Atkins who proposes a brand
new tax on drivers to pay for
highway and road repairs in
California. This new “fee” would
take $1.8 billion dollars out of
the pockets of hard working
California citizens over the next
five years.
Now, most Californians would
wholeheartedly agree that our
roads are in terrible shape. Years
of neglect have resulted in a
51st Roseville Gem, Jewelry,
Fossil & Mineral Show!
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG)
- The Sacramento Metropolitan
Air Quality Management District
(SMAQMD) board of directors
announced a vacancy on their
hearing board at the beginning of
February. The deadline for applications is February 16th.
The opening calls for an attorney to take up the legal position
on the board to serve a three-year
term and receive $75 per meeting.
March 23 & 24
Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm • Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
45 Vendors
Family Fun  Exhibits
The Big Show!!
disclosure, as a cyclist I support
bike lanes. But I don’t want my
gas taxes paying for them).
Second, how much of our
transportation dollars are wasted
on burdensome labor restrictions? So-called “Project Labor
Agreements” add between 25 to
35% to the cost of highway construction. Let’s get rid of PLA’s
and, while we’re at it, “prevailing
wage” laws which also add to the
cost of construction unnecessarily.
Third, let’s direct valuable
transportation dollars to those
systems that actually work. This
would mean abandoning the
doomed-to-fail High Speed Rail
Project that is sucking up tax dollars in a way that voters never
approved.
Fourth, we can agree that gas
tax revenue has fallen a bit short
of expectations because cars are
now more fuel efficient. But if
that is the case, why does the state
still subsidize electric vehicles?
Shouldn’t we abandon those subsidies and direct those dollars to
filling potholes?
Instead of reflexively demanding higher taxes, our elected
officials should do what other
states seem to do without controversy – prioritize spending. Now
there’s a novel concept.
Jon Coupal is president of
the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers
Association — California’s
largest grass-roots taxpayer
organization dedicated to the
protection of Proposition 13 and
the advancement of taxpayers’
rights.
Originally published at HJTA.
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a massive infusion of $59 billion. But taxpayers have a very
good question that has yet to
be answered: How is it that
California has the highest gas tax
in the nation and yet cannot keep
its roads in decent condition?
Moreover, although the exact
nature of this new “fee” has yet
to be determined, Senator Atkins’
comments in proposing the new
revenue source can only be
described as foolish and insulting.
Here is what she said: “California
cannot have a strong middle
class or a thriving economy if
our roadways are congested and
people and goods cannot move
efficiently.”
Really? A left-wing politician now claims that this new tax
is needed to protect the middle
class? She is simply blind to the
truth that the progressive policies
of heavy taxation and over regulation are crushing the middle class
in California. As is so common
now in California, statements from
politicians such as Atkins reveal a
profound disconnect between their
pampered lives and the lives of
ordinary citizens.
So, instead of slamming
Californians with another tax hike,
what is a better way to meet the
funding needs for our crumbling
highway system? Glad you asked.
First, let’s demand that gas tax
revenues pay for roads, not bike
lanes, environmental mitigation
programs and mass transit. The
latter programs are all well and
good, but gas taxes should go
for roads. (For purposes of full
The SMAQMD hearing board
meets on a monthly basis and
focuses on developing, implementing, monitoring, and enforcing air
pollution controls within the designated district, which covers the
whole of Sacramento County.
The board consists of one attorney, one professional engineer,
one medical professional, and two
members of the general public.
Applications for the vacant seat
can be obtained at the SMAQMD
office located at 777 12th
Street, Third Floor, Sacramento,
California 95814 or by contacting
the Clerk of the Hearing Board,
Virginia Muller at (916) 874-4809.
Completed applications must be
handed into the SMAQMD office
by February 16th, before 5 p.m.
Source: The Sacramento
Metropolitan Air Quality
Management District
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Antelope High School Band Public Health Officials: ‘Get
and Color Guard March to D.C. Vaccinated Against Measles’
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG)
- As a measles outbreak that
The Titans march down Capitol Way on Veteran’s Day 2014. Photo courtesy of Antelope Band Boosters Association (ABBA)
music in their high school marching in full dress uniforms,
Continued from Page 1
Bands must submit a video experience, to organizing and while playing recognizable
recording, photos, and bio- scheduling hours of practice and tunes. Community members
graphical information detailing preparation for various competi- gladly donate to the bands cause
experience, honors, past adju- tions in all five band categories. after enjoying a lively array of
dication results, festival ratings,
In order to keep Antelope instrumental melodies.
etc. Being invited to the nation’s High School’s music programs
In addition to performing in
birthday celebration is an honor at a commendable level, Ms. the community, the band memand a rare experience these high Mellow asks local parents to bers are working in full force
school students will carry with encourage their children to start to obtain donations from local
them throughout their life. Also, playing an instrument in the businesses. County Supervisor
their hard work and purpose- sixth grade so they can be part Roberta MacGlashan is hostful dedication is something the of the incredible band program ing a fundraising BBQ with
community can surely be proud by the time they get to high proceeds going to the band on
of.
school.
Saturday, March 15th at 5:30
A first-class assembly of
Getting over one-hundred p.m.-8:30 p.m., at the Aerospace
marching musicians doesn’t marching band and color guard Museum of California, 3200
just happen. The Antelope members across the country to Freedom Park Drive, McClellan
High School Marching Band is Washington D.C. along with Park.
a culmination of students from their instruments and chapThe dinner, featuring BBQ
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is believed to have started in
California’s Disneyland spreads
to 14 states, Placer County officials recently urged people to get
vaccinated.
“We have been fortunate so
far that none of the results have
been positive,” said Dr. Robert
Oldham, Placer County’s public health officer. “But it is quite
possible that we will see a positive case in the not too distant
future and we have to prepare for
that possibility.”
The officials’ comments come
in the wake of two suspected
cases of the measles within
Sacramento and Placer Counties,
both of which were confirmed as
negative by officials on January
30th.
The California Department of
Public Health (CDPH) reported
that 79 measles cases were confirmed in California from January
1st-28th. Of the confirmed cases,
52 have been linked to an initial exposure in December at
Disneyland or Disney California
Adventure Park in Anaheim.
“This is a highly contagious
disease that knows no political
boundaries,” said Oldham. “We
live in an area where people live
in Placer County but work in
Sacramento County, or live in
Sacramento but shop and dine or
work in Placer County. So, this
is a regional issue that we are
working together closely on to
educate the public about the risks
and the best prevention, which is
vaccination.”
D r. O l i v i a K a s i r y e ,
Sacramento County’s public
health officer, also urged the public to get vaccinated if they have
not done so already.
“One dose of the Measles
Mumps Rubella vaccine, or
MMR for short, provides up
to 95 percent protection,” said
Kasirye. “Most children routinely get a first dose of the
vaccine at 12 months of age or
later. The second dose is usually
administered when children start
kindergarten, but can be given
as soon as a month after the first
dose and that boosts resistance to
nearly 100 percent.”
Dr. Oldham emphasized that
Placer County has one of the
lowest vaccination rates in the
country, noting that many residents are concerned about
whether vaccines are safe.
“Interestingly, the vaccination
Cemetery Says Tantillo Crypt
Was Not Vandalized
By John-Michael Kibrick
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) -
Concerns over the vandalism of
gravesites spread after January
29th when a local report detailed
the story of Robert Tantillo who
claimed that his son’s crypt in the
Sierra Hills Cemetery was being
vandalized.
In the report, Tantillo claimed
that he had found beer cans at
the site of his son’s crypt and
approached the managers at the
cemetery, demanding greater
security.
However, the cemetery’s
Community Outreach Director
Lisa West said that this didn’t
appear to be a case of vandalism. Instead, she said that friends
of the deceased were most likely
responsible for leaving being beer
bottles and stickers – tokens of
respect.
“He (Tantillo) is upset at the
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rates often track against income
levels,” Oldham said. “The lack
of vaccinations is not typically
due to a lack of access to medical
care – in fact, the higher income
families are the ones opting not
to vaccinate.” A significant percentage of parents still question
if there is a link between vaccinations and autism even though
that claim has been debunked
and all scientific evidence shows
there is no link, he said.
Measles is a highly infectious,
airborne disease that typically
begins with fever, cough, runny
nose, and red eyes, and, within
a few days a red rash appears,
usually first on the face and then
spreading downward to the rest
of the body.
The disease can be fatal or
lead to serious neurological disabilities in some cases.
Residents with symptoms
who believe they may have been
exposed to the measles should
contact their health care providers. Except in emergencies,
it is best to contact health care
providers by phone initially so
other patients are not potentially
exposed to the measles.
Source: Placer County
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1st Monday, 4:00 p.m.
North Highlands Senior Citizens Club
N.H. Community Center
6040 Watt Avenue
332-5113
1st Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday Lunch Bunch
Pancake Palace
6225 Watt Ave., N.H.
764-6054
1st Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Foothill Farms/North Highlands
Community Meeting
N. H. Community Center
6040 Watt Avenue
876-5709
1st Thursday, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
NH Visions Task Force Meeting
N.H. Recreation Center
6040 Watt Avenue N.H.
332-9299
1st Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
Military Widows.
Sacramento Chapter #5
3300 U Street
Antelope, CA
635-6724
2nd Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Antelope Quilters Guild
Lutheran Church of Ascension,
7607 Garden Gate Drive, C.H. 488-8858
2nd Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
Military Retiree/Spouse Meeting
NH Park and Rec Center,
6040 Watt Ave. NH
344-6249
2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
American Legion Post 521
6700 8th St.,
Rio Linda-Hall Rental
991-9921
2nd Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
lunch, program @Noon
Elkhorn Chapter 1680 NARFE
Golden Corral
4940 Watt Ave, NH
383-8877
2nd Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Antelope Community Meeting
North Highlands/Antelope Library
Sundays • 3-5 p.m.
Widowed Persons Association
2628 El Camino Ave, Ste D-18
972-9722
Mondays • 12 p.m.
Rotary Club of Foothill-Highlands
Lions Gate Hotel, McClellan Park
481-4413
Mondays • 12 - 1 p.m.
Country Club Lions Club Lunch
3636 Airway Drive (off Poplar & Watt).
752-6727
Mondays • 8-9 p.m.
Roundtable Alcoholics Anonymous
(AA) Group
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
7850 Watt Ave, N. Highlands
454-1100
COMMUNITY
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2nd Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Woman’s Thursday Club
of Fair Oaks
Membership Lunch, F.O.
Presbyterian Church
11427 Fair Oaks Blvd.
965-3630
2nd Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
NH Recreation and
Park District Board
6040 Watt Ave., NH
332-7440
2nd Thursday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Mission Oaks Computer Club
4701 Gibbons Drive,
Carmichael
366-1687
2nd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
VFW Ladies Aux. Meeting
VFW Post 4647
3300 U Street
332-5950
3rd Monday *5:30 p.m.
Widowed Persons Association
Newcomer’s Buffet and Social
(*no host buffet)
Plaza Hof Brau Watt
and El Camino
972-9722
3rd Tuesday, *10 - 11:30 a.m.
Sac Christian Women’s Connection
(*brunch & lecture $20)
Lions Gate 5640 Dudley Blvd. 332-1461
3rd Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
VFW Men’s Auxiliary. Meeting
VFW Post 4647,
3300 U Street
332-5950
3rd Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.
Geneological Association of Sacramento
Colonial Heights Library
4799 Stockton Blvd.
689-4524
3rd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Rio Linda Elverta Recreation and
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lack of respect. What he considers respectful and what they
consider respectful are two different things,” said West.
While Sierra Hills rejected
Tantillo’s call for security measures surrounding his son’s crypt,
West said, “We’re still looking
into it, trying to find a solution.”
Trevor Tantillo, Robert’s son,
passed away in mid-2014 in what
officials ruled a suicide by gunfire.
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3rd Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Rio Linda Community Meeting
Rio Linda Club House
876-5709
3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
VFW Post Meeting, VFW Post 4647
3300 U Street, NH
332-5950
3rd Saturday, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Highlands Artists Guild
North Highlands Community Center
6040 Watt Ave. NH
725-8606
4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
NH Community Planning
Advisory Council (CPAC)
N.H. Community Center,
6040 Watt Ave.
332-9299
4th Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast w/Supervisor
Pancake Palace, 6225 Watt Avenue,
N.Highlands
4th Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Embroiderer’s Guild of America (EGA)
SMUD Building, 6301 S St. 961-3558
2nd Wednesday, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Tapestry Network of Business
Women of Faith
2830 G St
803-7247
(call for pricing)
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 1 p.m.
Sacramento Christian Writers
Ascension Church, Citrus Heights.
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
North Highlands Optimists’ Club
Pancake Palace, 6225 Watt Ave.
2nd & 4th Fridays, Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Chronic Pain Support Group
Citrus Heights Community Center
6300 Fountain Square Drive C.H. 773-5890
Meetings
Tuesdays • 9:15 - 11 a.m.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
Arcade Wesleyan CHurch
3532Whitney Avenue, Rm 9
927-0643
Tuesdays • 12:30 - 5 p.m.
Pinochle Group
NH Recreation & Park District.
332-4551
Thursdays • 11 a.m.
Pre-School Story Times (age 3-5 yrs)
Community Room - Highlands/Antelope
Library
4235 Antelope Rd, Antelope
264-2700
Wednesdays • 12-1 p.m..
Power Talk International Coaching in
Effective Speaking
1600 9th Street, Room 150 B
208-9163
Thursdays • 11:30 a.m.,
lunch at Noon
Harvesttime for Seniors
NH Community Center, 6040 Watt Ave.
Fridays • 7:30 a.m.
Birdcage Toastmasters
Mom’s Family Restaurant
7040 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights
967-0943
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area
14. Snake-like reef dweller
15. Gent or guy
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18. *Truman’s “State of the
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President
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24. Cowboy’s prod
25. Egg cells
28. Wisecrack
30. Old fashioned expression
of disapproval
35. Bruce Wayne in “The
Dark Night”
37. Chinese dynasty from 960
to 1279
39. High-strung
40. Jessica ____ of “Dark
Angel”
41. Kind of test
43. Stake driver
44. *The nation did this in
Nov. ‘63 with Jackie
46. Saintly glow
47. Stack
48. Bracelet for the arm
50. “Scene one, ____ one”
52. Feather glue?
53. Cleanse
55. Bird-to-be
57. *”He Kept Us Out of War”
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60. *He hailed from Hope
64. BBQ spot
65. Building addition
67. Dry white Italian wine
from Verona
68. Tim or Woody
69. *George H. W. Bush led it in the
‘70s
70. “The Lego Movie” hero
71. Join together by heating
72. Barbie’s beau
73. Nostradamus and Tiresias, e.g.
DOWN
1. “Cello Suite No. 1” composer
2. Site of Taj Mahal
3. ____ of duty
4. Belief
5. Detesting
6. Safecracker
7. Even, to a poet
8. Like Raphael’s cherubs
9. Be inclined
10. Hipbones
11. Clever tactic
12. ___ Gabriel
15. Non-competitive race
20. White _____
22. Not safe in baseball
24. Having physical sensation
25. *”Change We Can Believe In”
President
26. Courage in the face of danger
27. Vinyl collectible
29. *”No Child Left Behind”
President
31. Impermanent employee
32. Characteristic
33. Throat dangler
34. *”Tippecanoe and _____ Too”
36. Anglo-Saxon nobility title
38. Apple variety
42. Bumpkin
45. *President Ford’s VP
49. Chinese “way”
51. Knights’ breastplates
54. T-shirt style
56. Fairytale garden dweller
57. Whip lash mark
58. It shall, for short
59. Behaved like Pinocchio
60. Family or kin
61. Like a broken horse
62. Last word in radio transmission
63. They now play in Brooklyn
64. “Hand” with claws
66. *George Washington couldn’t
tell one?
For Solutions See Page 7
Come back every week for Crossword and Sudoku!
Adoption
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---------------------------------------------REGNANT?
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Hot Flashes? Women 40-65
with frequent hot flashes, may
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---------------------------------------------DID YOU KNOW 144 million U.S.
Adults read a Newspaper print
copy each week? Discover the
Power of Newspaper Advertising. For
a free brochure call 916-288-6011 or
email [email protected] (Cal-SCAN)
---------------------------------------------DID YOU KNOW 7 IN 10 Americans
or 158 million U.S. Adults read
content from newspaper media
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Newspaper Advertising. For a free
brochure call 916-288-6011 or email
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(Cal-SCAN)
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Week of 13,
February
Wanted
Always Buying WWII Military
Souvenirs, German, Japanese, U.S.
Also Antiques Firearms, Obsolete
Law Badges, Police, Sheriff,
916-300-8045
(MPG
12-31-14)
---------------------------------------------Old Railroad Items Wanted:
lanterns, locks, china, paper, etc.
Call (916) 663-2463 (MPG 06-30-15)
---------------------------------------------Old Porcelain Signs Wanted:
oil & gas, highway, RR, etc.
Call (916) 663-2463 (MPG 06-30-15)
Autos Wanted
WE BUY CARS! Running or Not.
Any Make, Model or Year. Call today for an INSTANT OFFER. Free
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(SWAN)
---------------------------------------------CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top
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Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We’re Local! 7 Days/Week. Call
Toll Free: 1-888-416-2330 (NANI)
-----------------------------------------------GET CASH TODAY for any car/
truck. I will buy your car today. Any
Condition. Call 1-800-864-5796
or www.carbuyguy.com (NANI)
---------------------------------------------DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK
OR BOAT TO HERITAGE FOR
THE BLIND. Free 3 Day Vacation,
Tax Deductible, Free Towing,
All Paperwork Taken Care Of.
800-731-5042.
(Cal-SCAN)
---------------------------------------------WANTED! I buy old Porsche’s 911,
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707-965-9546 or email [email protected]
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Autos Wanted/
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Electrical
Services
RETIRED MASTER ELECTRICIAN,
problem solver! 30 yrs experience, senior discounts, Save big
– don’t replace panel – rebuild
it. Lic.# 513168, 916-595-3052
(MPG 12-31-14)
Financial Aid
Cut your STUDENT LOAN
payments in HALF or more
even if Late or in Default. Get
Relief FAST Much LOWER payments.
Call Student Hotline
855-341-7551
(MB
06-30-14)
Financial Services
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
BENEFITS. Unable to work?
Denied benefits? We Can Help!
WIN or Pay Nothing! Contact
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1-800-966-1904 to start your
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(Cal-SCAN)
--------------------------------------------Are you in BIG trouble with the
IRS? Stop wage & bank levies,
liens & audits, unfiled tax returns,
payroll issues, & resolve tax debt
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Call 1-800-761-5395 (Cal-SCAN)
--------------------------------------------Reduce Your Past Tax Bill
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Stop Levies, Liens and Wage
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Do You Want to
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Home is Worth?
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Last Year!
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(916) 992-9922
Dare & Associates
Real Estate
License #01228753
(MPG 06-30-13)
For Rent
Does your group need a reasonably priced and conveniently
located meeting place? Check
out the little church on the hill FOUMC, 9849 FO Blvd., 961-6631,
[email protected] (MPG 02-28-15)
--------------------------------------------Small “cute” Carmichael office 150 sq. feet. Asking $200
per month includes all utilities
paid, desk, metal cabinet. 4826 El
Camino Ave. Call 916-483-7325 or
916-972-0651.
(MPG 1-15-15)
For Sale
Snowmobiles & Trailer for Sale
97- Ski Do MXZ 583 1562 miles excellent condition, 01 - Ski Do MXZX
800 728 miles like new condition.
Karavan dual snowmobile trailer
with rock guard and lift strut. Many
extras. Stored inside since new.
$5300. 916-502-4403. (MPG 02-28-15)
--------------------------------------------Toyota Touring Prius 2009. 58K.
Great condition. $14,900. 408-7713007.
(MPG 12-31-14)
--------------------------------------------Chairs, Matching Barcalounger
Recliners;
Jade,
Excellent
Condition, Asking $150 each. Call
(916)728-1362
(MPG)
For Sale
Houses
$2,000 down possible, free credit
check, 4/2 Carm. 4/2 Elk Grove. 3/2
on 1+acre El Dorado County.
3/2 on 1+acre Placer Co. all under 300k.BKR#00605628NMLS
#1232827 Call 916-847-7722
[email protected]
(MPG 02-28-15)
For Sale
Mobile Home
$19,999 55 & over community.
Well maintained 2 bedroom 2 bath.
Castle City MHP Newcastle CA.
For more info email cbwoodsy72@
(MPG 02-28-15)
gmail.com
Handyman
AVIATION Grads work with
JetBlue, Boeing, NASA and others - start here with hands on training for FAA certification. Financial
aid if qualified. Call Aviation Institute
of Maintenance 888-686-1704 (NANI)
Credit/Debt Services
GET FREE OF CREDIT CARD
DEBT NOW! Cut payments by
up to half. Stop creditors from
calling. 855-341-6281 (MB 12-31-13)
Divorce
Before you list your home,
order Free Special Report that
reveals what happens to your
matrimonial home before,
during, and after a divorce.
Free recorded message
1-800-213-4205
ID# 1009
DRE # 00809220 R Dumont
(MPG 08-30-12)
Heating & Air
AC Repair Low Prices 487-4609 (MPG)
----------------------------------------------
VICTORIA HEATING
& AIR CONDITIONING
Lic#877379
Over 10 Years of Experience
We Provide
SERVICE, REPAIR,
CHANGE OUT AND NEW INSTALL
• Easy • Fast Response
• Reasonable Price
• We offer a
Special $50 Diagnostic Fee
• We will tell you what is wrong with
your unit and how much it will cost
to fix your unit before we begin work
• Each project is confirmed in writing
and one year warranty
• OR, new unit installed with
5 to 10 years warranty
So Don’t Wait! Call Us At
(209) 338-4475 or (916) 474-0173
(MPG 16-02-14)
Help Animals
SPCA Thrift Shop Helpless animals need your donations. The
Real Non-Profit. Will pick up. Call
916-442-8118. 1517E Street for
donations–10-4pm (MPG)
Help Wanted
Part time Merchandiser
Auburn, California. Apply at: www.
apply2jobs.com/tng (MPG 12-31-14)
---------------------------------------------LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER
in Sacramento
Good English, driving ability and
Asian/Indian cooking essential.
We have an attached 1 bedroom
apartment with separate entrance.
For 4-8 wks. Probation at $15
per hr., afterwards up to $2500
per month + apt. + food, etc. Call
916-484-1333
(MPG 11-31-14)
---------------------------------------------Caring Compassionate Seniors
WANTED! SENIORS HELPING
SENIORS®, a leader in the
Senior in-home service industry,
has immediate PT openings for
Providers. Qualified candidate
will have life experience, an interest in making a difference in
the lives of other seniors and be
comfortable working with senior
citizens. Flexible schedules…we’ll
work around your schedule! Valid
driver’s license and use of auto
is required.Call us today for more
information. (916) 372 9640 (MPG)
---------------------------------------------AVON - Earn extra income with a
new career! Sell from home, work,
online. $15 startup. For information,
call: 877-830-2916.
(Cal-SCAN)
---------------------------------------------CITY MANAGER - The City of
Ione, CA is recruiting for the position of City Manager. $95K to
$115K DOE. For information, visit
www.ione-ca.com or call (209) 2742412
(Cal-SCAN)
---------------------------------------------AIRLINE CAREERS start here
– Get FAA approved Aviation
Mechanic training. Financial aid for
qualified students. Job placement
assistance. Get started by calling
AIM now 888-216-1687
(SWAN)
Help Wanted
Drivers
DRIVERS – NO EXPERIENCE?
Some or LOTS of experience?
Let’s Talk! No matter what stage
in your career, it’s time, call Central
Refrigerated Home. 888-891-2195
www.CentralTruckDrivingjobs.com
(Cal-SCAN)
Foster Parenting
(MB 06-30-14)
Career Training
Health & Medical
Canada Drug Center is your
choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian
mail order pharmacy will provide
you with savings of up to 75 percent on all your medication needs.
Call today 1-800-281-3958 for
$10.00 off your first prescription
and free shipping.
(MB 06-30-14)
---------------------------------------------Canada Drug Center is your
choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian
mail order pharmacy will provide
you with savings of up to 75 percent on all your medication needs.
Call today 1-800-356-4170 for
$10.00 off your first prescription
and free shipping
(SWAN)
---------------------------------------------Canada Drug Center is your
choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian
mail order pharmacy will provide
you with savings of up to 90 percent
on all your medication needs. Call
today 1-800-273-0209, for $10.00
off your first prescription and free
shipping.
(Cal-SCAN)
----------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------ATTN: Drivers - $2K Sign-On
Bonus! Love your $55K Job!
We Put Drivers First! Avg $1100
Weekly + Newer KWs CDL-A
Req - (877) 258-8782 www.addrivers.com
(Cal-SCAN)
---------------------------------------------Obtain Class A CDL in 2 ½
weeks. Company Sponsored
Training. Also Hiring Recent Truck
School Graduates, Experienced
Drivers. Must be 21 or Older. Call:
(866) 275-2349
(Cal-SCAN)
----------------------------------------------
Aspiranet is seeking loving
homes for foster children in
need. Contact 1-877-380-HERO
for info and register for training.
aspiranetheroes.org (MPG 04-30-13)
Home
Maintenance
Health & Medical
A Quality
Home
Maintenance
Gutters
Cleaned
Can’t Stop Eating
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous –
HOW (CEA-HOW)
We’re a nonprofit organization for anyone suffering from
Compulsive Eating, Anorexia, and
Bulimia. A fellowship of individuals who understand your problem
and will offer you support. Come
find examples of others who
have found a working solution.
Membership is Anonymous
There are no dues or fees
for membership
The only requirement is a desire
to stop eating compulsively
CALL: 916-434-5894 for meeting times and locations OR Visit
ceahow.org
(MPG 07-31-14)
---------------------------------------------
CALL 916-773-1111
TO ADVERTISE IN YOUR LOCAL
HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER
By Gutter Dog
Landa’s
HOUsE CLEanInG
Serves Sacramento Areas. Residential & Commercial Cleaning
Services. For More Information:
www.landashousecleaning.com
(MPG 04-30-14)
Medical Supplies
/Equipment
Safe Step Walk-In Tub Alert
for Seniors. Bathroom falls can
be fatal. Approved by Arthritis
Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less
Than 4 Inch Step-In. Wide Door.
Anti-Slip Floors. American Made.
Installation Included. Call 800799-4811 for $750 Off. (Cal-SCAN)
---------------------------------------------Medical Alert for Seniors - 24/7
monitoring. FREE Equipment. FREE
Shipping. Nationwide Service.
$29.95/ Month CALL Medical
Guardian Today 855-334-1975
Miscellaneous
for Sale
SAWMILLS from only $4397.00MAKE & SAVE MONEY with
your own bandmill - Cut lumber
any dimension. In stock ready
to ship. FREE Info/DVD: www.
NorwoodSawmills.com
1-800578-1363 Ext. 300N
(Cal-SCAN)
Music Lessons
Guitar Lessons – Beginner to
Advanced. $10/half hour. $15/hour.
[email protected]
530-263-6926 (MPG)
---------------------------------------------Piano lessons for children
and adults by experienced,
creative teacher. Citrus Heights.
For more information, visit
www.anitraalexander.com, or call
(916) 725-1054
(MPG)
Painting
PaintingServices
ServiceS
Anni The Painter
One Room
at a Time
Okay!
(MB 06-30-14)
• Perfectionist
• Fun Ideas • Kid’s Rooms
• Cabinets • Bathrooms
• Kitchens • Etc.
Moving Services
STEADY MOVES
You rent the truck…we will
make sure it’s loaded/unloaded
PROFESSIONALLY!
(Lic#322945)
916-206-3183.
Email [email protected]
(MPG 06-30-14)
Miscellaneous
South Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Rogue River, Oregon. 8 miles
to Grants Pass. One mile off
I-5 and from the scenic Rogue
River Historic Town. Nightyl/
Weekly Rates. Thrifty. Call Nancy
541-582-4163
(MPG 02-28-15
---------------------------------------------MAKE A CONNECTION Real
People, Flirty Chat. Meet singles
right now! Call LiveLinks. Try it
FREE. Call NOW: 1-877-909-2569
(SWAN)
---------------------------------------------TOP CASH PAID FOR OLD
GUITARS! 1920’s thru 1980’s.
Gibson,
Martin,
Fender,
Gretsch,
Epiphone,
Guild,
Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Prairie
State, D’Angelico, Stromberg.
And
Gibson
Mandolins/
Banjos. 1-800-401-0440 (NANI)
---------------------------------------------Make a Connection. Real
People, Flirty Chat. Meet singles right now! Call LiveLinks.
Try it FREE. Call NOW: Call
1-877-737-9447.
18+
(NANI)
---------------------------------------------Sell your structured settlement
or annuity payments for CASH
NOW. You don’t have to wait for
your future payments any longer! Call 1-800-714-4724 (NANI)
---------------------------------------------HOTELS FOR HEROES – to find
out more about how you can help
our service members, veterans
and their families in their time of
need, visit the Fisher House website at www.fisherhouse.org (NANI)
---------------------------------------------DIVORCE, ETC. $240-$550*
Covers Children, etc. *Excludes
govt. fees! For a Local Office,
Call 1-215-717-8499, Ext. 400 or
1-888-498-7075,
Ext.
500
BAYCOR & ASSOCIATES
Established 1973
(NANI)
---------------------------------------------CASH PAID for unexpired,
sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS!
1 DAY PAYMENT & PREPAID
shipping. HIGHEST PRICES! Call
1-888-776-7771.
www.
Cash4DiabeticSupplies.com(NANI)
---------------------------------------------CASH FOR CARS: All Cars/
Trucks Wanted. Running or Not!
Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You!
Any Make/Model. Call For Instant
Offer: 1-800-864-5960 (NANI)
---------------------------------------------Bundle & Save on your TV,
Internet, Phone!!! Call Bundle
Deals NOW Compare all
Companies, Packages and Prices!
Call 1-855-978-2608 TODAY! (NANI)
---------------------------------------------Got Knee Pain? Back Pain?
Shoulder Pain? Get a painrelieving brace -little or NO cost to
you. Medicare Patients Call Health
Hotline Now! 1- 800-491-6053 (NANI)
---------------------------------------------SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
BENEFITS. Unable to work? Denied
benefits? We Can Help! WIN or
Pay Nothing! Contact Bill Gordon
& Associates at 1-800-290-8321 to
start your application today! (NANI)
---------------------------------------------DIRECTV starting at $24.95/
mo. Free 3-Months of HBO,
starz, SHOWTIME & CINEMAX
FREE RECEIVER Upgrade!
2014 NFL Sunday Ticket Included
with Select Packages. Some
exclusions apply - Call for details 1-800-647-1163 (SWAN)
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months.) FREE Premium Movie
Channels. FREE Equipment,
Installation & Activation. CALL,
COMPARE LOCAL DEALS!
1-800-341-7308
(SWAN)
---------------------------------------------DISH TV Starting at $19.99/month
(for 12 mos.) SAVE! Regular Price
$32.99 Call Today and Ask About
FREE SAME DAY Installation!
CALL Now! 877-626-5780 (SWAN)
----------------------------------------------
Classified
Advertising
New Molding Installs • Small Jobs OK!
Lic # 733938 • Free Bids
916-532-6194
Personals
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S.D.A. Church Woman, 81 yrs old,
5 ft 7 ins. Interested in going to
church, traveling. Have a FREE
pass to Yosemite. Enjoy Camp
meetings. Please call me anytime
at 916-496-5740 (MPG 10-31-14)
---------------------------------------------MEET SINGLES RIGHT NOW! No
paid operators, just real people like
you. Browse greetings, exchange
messages and connect live. Try it
free. Call now 1-800-945-3392.
(Cal-SCAN)
Pets/Animals
DOG RESCUE
Gary
(916) 334-2841
Please
Adopt or Foster
Because so many really
great dogs are dying
for a good home...
ShelterMOU
@hotmail.com
Real Estate
HONEST LOCAL INVESTOR
BUYS HOUSES FOR CASH…
Call Me First!! Mike (916) 203-1585
[email protected] (MPG 02-28-14)
Hope for
Troubled
Homeowners
We Provide SoluTionS
Call Our Short Sale Hotline
for a FREE Consultation
(916) 331-3311
Sac Short Sale Pros
License #01128753
(MPG 06-30-13)
Real Estate
For Sale
Texas Land Sale Near El Paso
$0 Down 20 Acres-$128/mo.$16,900 Money Back Guarantee
Beautiful Mountain Views No
Qualifying-Owner
Financing
Call
1-800-343-9444
(NANI)
Schools/Education
TRAIN AT HOME TO PROCESS
MEDICAL BILLING & INSURANCE
CLAIMS! NO EXPERIENCE
NEEDED! Become a Medical Office
Assistant now with our online training program!! HS Diploma/GED &
Computer/Internet required to participate. 1-877-649-3155. (Cal-SCAN)
Timeshares
North County Messenger
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Work Wanted
I do pruning, weeding and planting
, interior painting, garage and house
cleaning. And de-cluttering and organizing. I transport to medical, other appointments, shopping etc. and
errands. No job to small. Health and
Security background. References.
College grad. Tim 916-334-8903,
503-460-7149. (MPG 08-31-14)
Yoga
Your Fitness Genie
Making Your
Fitness Goals
Come True!
14 Years of
Experience
• Weight Loss • Injury Recovery
• Senior Fitness • Yoga • Pilates
Safe, Effective, Functional
Resistance Training
Be Active, Call Today!
[email protected]
(916)768-8767
Waverly Independent Beauty Consultant
www.marykay.com/whill61
530-415-6469
NOTICE TO READERS
California law requires that contractors taking
jobs that total $500 or more (labor and/or
materials) be licensed by the Contractors
State License Board. State law also requires
that contractors include their license numbers
on all advertising. Check your contractor’s
status at www.cslb.ca.gov or 800-321-CSLB
(2752). Unlicensed persons taking jobs
STOLEN CAR
that total less than $500 must state in their
advertisements that they are not licensed
by the Contractors State License Board.
DISCLAIMER
Be wary of out of area companies. Check
with the local Better Business Bureau
before you send any money for fees or
services. Read and understand any contracts
before you sign. Shop around for rates.
$50 REWARD
For Information leading to the
recovery of my stolen 1990
White Toyota Camry. CA
License plate 7GOX855. Moon
roof 4 door deluxe. Damaged
right front bumper. Rommey
and “Flouride alert” bumper
stickers on rear bumper. BYU
sticker left rear window. Taken
from 2745 Eastern Ave. LDS
Church parking lot about 7
p.m. Wednesday, January 28,
2015. Call Tim 503-460-7149.
Also I would like to avoid tow/
(MPG 02-06-15)
impoundment.
SWORDS
FOR SALE
6 Spanish Swords
labeled “Toledo”
purchased in Spain
4 large 2 small
Engraved
$150
Call 785-375-3467
HELP NEEDED
AT HOME
REQUIRED
Handyman - Jack of All
Trades, Live-in Caretaker.
Small furnished Studio
in Colfax area.
Call 530-637-4022
(MPG 10-31-14)
LOST AND
FOUND
Old Family photo
album found at a
Regional Transit Bus
Stop in the vicinity
of Orangevale.
Please call
916-483-2299,
ask for Lynne,
to identify it.
GOT LOCAL NEWS?
Call 773-1111
Messenger Publishing Group
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00
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per month
for
for just
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delivery
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work per
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week
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SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE
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find more buyers/renters. NO
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1-888-879-8612
(NANI
Volunteers
Needed
LIKE TO
PLAY BINGO?
Support Veterans While You Play!
Bingo Volunteers needed every
Thursday, Friday, Sunday nights
from 4-10pm at Sacramento Bingo
Center. 916-533-9811. (MPG 03-31-14)
---------------------------------------------Bristol Hospice is looking for
volunteers to provide companionship with our hospice patients and
families. We provide the training
and match you with a family in
your area. Please call volunteer
services for more information at
(916) 782-5511. (MPG 12-31-13)
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773-1111
Suduko Puzzle on Page 6
(916) 613-8359
Inhome Childcare
Nenes
Smart
Start
Small in-home Childcare MF 7AM-6PM. Infant thru 5
Preschool certified Licensed
& Insured,
(916) 723-3342
[email protected]
Insurance/Health
Lowest Prices on Health &
Dental Insurance. We have the
best rates from top companies! Call
Now! 888-989-4807.
(Cal-SCAN)
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Crossword Puzzle on Page 6
8 • North County Messenger
February 13, 2015
God is Aware of Your Needs
Dave Says
Where’s the
Safety Factor?
Dear Dave,
I’m retired, and currently I have
about five percent of my retirement savings in gold and silver
I’ve been acquiring over the last
few years. I’ve seen gold prices
decline significantly, and I’m
wondering if I should hang on to
it as a safety factor in the event
the economy goes bad in a hurry.
I want to make sure I’ll still have
a safety factor, and something of
value, if that happens.
- Trudy
Dear Steve,
What’s the safety factor here?
And if everything goes downhill,
why does it have value? Gold
has this weird allure and mythology around it that says, “I’ve
still got something that people will take when the economy
crashes.” But the truth is there
hasn’t been an instance when
people used gold as a medium
of exchange in a crashed or
failed economy since the Roman
Empire.
People still use gold because
they believe in it. We also
believe in green paper with
presidents’ faces on it. So,
gold really has no more intrinsic value than that green paper.
The only reason we place value
on it is because we, the society, place value on it. A failed
society might not place value on
it anymore.
In a completely failed economy, the first step is usually a
takeover by a Fascist government. After that, you get a new
color of money – of paper – with
a new leader’s face on it. Then,
the old stuff isn’t worth anything. It’s very seldom you ever
see gold come to the rescue.
I don’t believe in investing in
gold for that reason. Plus, the
track record on gold, as far as
a rate of return, is horrible over
the long haul. There was a time
a few years ago when everyone
went crazy on it, but other than
that? Ugh!
- Dave
On the Road Again?
Dear Dave,
We’ve got our emergency
fund in place, and we’re debtfree except for our home. We’d
like to have a child soon, but
my job requires frequent travel.
I don’t want to be away most of
the time when there’s a baby in
the house, so I’m thinking about
opening my own business. That
way, I can set my own hours.
What do you think of this idea?
- Ray
Dear Ray,
Ask yourself this question: If
time and money weren’t considerations, which one would you
rather do? You’d be on straight
commission as an entrepreneur,
so there would be no regular
checks to count on as income.
You’d have to wake up every
single morning, go out and kill
something and drag it home. If
you don’t, your family won’t eat.
An entrepreneur is the only
person I know who can go from
sheer terror to sheer exhilaration and back every single day.
You’ve got to have a strong
mind and heart to make things
happen, and it will be a rough
ride if you don’t have both. Plus,
it won’t last long if you don’t
absolutely love what you’re
doing.
Everybody wants to be successful in their job and make
lots of money, but personal happiness is just as important. If
you wake up jazzed about what
you’re going to do every day,
chances are you’ll be successful
and happy. But if you wake up
dreading the day and your job,
then I can almost guarantee you
won’t be successful financially
or happy.
Do lots of research and planning before you make any big
changes, Ray. There are great
small business ideas still waiting
to be had, but to make something
good happen you’ve got to find
the one that’s right for you!
- Dave
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By Pastor Ray Dare
When you really get to know
God and understand what He’s
promised to do it brings peace
into your life. Almost every emotional problem known to man
comes from a misunderstanding
of who God is, what God knows
and what He’s promised to do in
your life. Stress is created when
you forget what God knows
about you and how He’s promised to help you.
Some of the most common
things we get uptight about are
our finances, our needs, our
financial fears. Matthew 6:31-32
“So do not worry saying, `What
shall we eat?’ or `What shall
we wear?’ For the pagans run
after all these things, and your
Heavenly Father KNOWS that
you need them.” God knows
what you need. He knows about
everything you need. He knows
about your financial fears.
Do you ever act as if God is
unaware of your bills? “Don’t
you see, God? I’m going under
What:
Who:
When:
Where:
Newcomer's Buffet and Social
Any and all widows or widowers may attend
Third Monday evening at 5:30 pm
In the private dining room at the Plaza Hoff Brau, corner of El Camino
and Watt Avenue; cost varies as the choice is from a no-host buffet menu.
This is a public service to all widows and widowers and there is no charge
to attend the social other than the meal they chose.
Sunday Support
Any and all widows or widowers are invited
Every Sunday from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
In the meeting room of the WPAC office. Enter from the back parking lot
at 2628 El Camino Avenue, Suite D-18.
Realizing how difficult it is to go into new social situations when one is first widowed, the
Widowed Persons Association of California encourages widowed men and women to come
to Sunday Support each Sunday from 3:00 pm–5:00pm with some going to dinner as a
group following the session. The Widowed Persons Association is designed to be of help to
recently widowed men and women, but any and all widows and widowers are welcome as a
community service by WPAC. Participants do not need to be members and there is no charge.
own abilities, their bosses, the
companies they work for; some
people trust other people. God
says, “I know all about you, I
know your needs, I know how to
meet those needs. I want you to
ask Me and trust Me.”
All those things that the world
is trusting in, there’s only one
problem with them. Every one of
those things can be taken away
from you. You can lose your
job, your health, a loved one. All
those things can be taken away.
Then what? To have true peace
and stability you must place your
trust in something that you can
never lose, your relationship with
God through Jesus Christ. You
put your trust in the Lord.
Notice what happens when you
do this: “Blessed in the man who
trusts in the Lord and has made
the Lord his hope and confidence.
He is like a tree planted along a
river bank with roots reaching
deep into the water, not bothered by the heat, nor worried
by long months of drought it
stays green and goes on producing fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8. You
have peace when you’re trusting
God to provide.
Pastor Ray
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here! I’m not going to make it!
Don’t you care?” Worry is the
result of forgetting the omniscience of God. When I think that
God doesn’t know what’s going
on in my life, that He’s unaware
of it, then I think I must take matters into my own hands. I’ll try to
be God. I start worrying. Worry
is playing God. Worrying is taking responsibility for things God
never intended you to have.
Matthew 6:8 “Your Father
knows what you need before you
ask Him.” The fact He’s aware
of every single need you have…
financial needs, spiritual needs,
sexual needs, social needs, emotional needs — every kind of
need you have. God is aware of
every need in your life. The Bible
says that when we come and
pray, God knows what you need
even before you ask. Prayer is not
about giving God information.
You don’t pray to tell God your
needs. You pray to get the answer
to your needs. He says you have
not because you ask not (James
4:3). Since God knows my needs
and He’s promised to help me
when I ask Him and trust Him,
my response is I don’t worry! I
trust God.
What or who have you been
trusting to meet your financial
needs? Some people trust the
economy or their careers, their
education, good looks, health,
WHO’S YOUR
VALENTINE?
It’s that time again, the
time when Hallmark, Flower
Marts, and See’s Candies see
the dollar signs go flying to
the very top of their list. Why?
Because it’s Valentine’s Day
just around the corner. So, are
you into all this fuss? Do you
have enough money saved after
a hard holiday stretch to come
up with big bucks for all that
Valentine’s Day is supposed to
stand for? If not, why not take
a step back and think outside
the box. Don’t get me wrong,
it’s fun to receive some sweets
etc, but don’t you think we take
it a little too far? Maybe, you
can be a little creative this year
and surprise her AND him with
something more personal. Like
WHAT you say? Wellllll, how
about…
1) How about a handmade card.
No, I don’t mean something so
elaborate that Hallmark wants
it for their next holiday. Make
it from something soft and
sweet and remember, the sentiments inside mean more than
the fancy outside. Tell her how
you really feel and it doesn’t
have to be mushy. It can be
straight forward, and who says
you can’t borrow from the
great poets in a situation like
this. And ladies, this does not
leave you out of the loop. How
about a really thoughtful card
for him too?
2) The flower part of the day
can be planted flowers. The cut
flowers only last a few days,
but the planted ones can last for
months, even years. For him, it
can be something he would like
to plant outside later on.
Or, she might be the gardener. Either way, every time
you see the plant, you remember the special day.
3) Why not make a promise? For him, perhaps clean
and cook for a certain period
of time to give her a break.
For her, why not get the car
gassed up or take it in for an
oil change, and if you are really
energetic, how about mowing the lawn? Not bad for the
waistline either.
4) Guys, give her a break with
her own day to soak in the
tube and adorn it with candles
and flowers and some goodies
like bubble bath and fragrance
soaps. And be sure to put a ‘do
not disturb sign’ on the door so
the kids get the message too.
Gals, give him his man cave
for a day with all his favorite
goodies and all the games he
can stomach with no recriminations for the calories or the
silence.
5) Then there’s the big dinner in a crowded restaurant
that can be so loud you can’t
even have a loving conversation. How about a picnic
instead? Either one or both
of you can plan a fun picnic
just for the two of you where
you can melt into each other’s
eyes, and sip a bit of bubbly
to celebrate your love instead
of the day.
These are just a few ideas,
but really where will you put
another stuffed animal holding
a big heart? Instead, share your
heart with each other, so that
the feelings will last forever.
Love comes from the inside
out, not the outside in. HAPPY
LOVE DAY !!!
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NORTH COUNTY COMMUNITY UPDATE
- Through the generosity of
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this column serves to provide an
update about matters affecting
the unincorporated communities
of North Highlands and Foothill
Farms.
Ellen Herrle
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Sacramento County settled the
lawsuit brought by the American
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
challenging the ordinance adopted
by the Board of Supervisors last
year to address the problem of
aggressive panhandling.
The ordinance is applicable to
activity in the unincorporated area
and similar to laws that exist in
the cities of our region. As part of
the agreement, Sheriff’s Deputies
have been advising panhandlers
about the new law and directing
them to homeless services before
issuing citations starting February
15th.
Panhandling is a problem and
poses a safety concern especially
when done on traffic street medians, freeway ramps, etc.—and
for many of us, aggressive panhandling near ATMS, banks, and
gasoline stations can be intimidating and threating, especially when
we are confined in our car when
approached, which led to the ordinance’s passage in the first place.
Susan Peters represents the
Third District on the Sacramento
County Board of Supervisors.
She can be reached at [email protected]
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Liberty Towers Church is
offering a safe and comfortable
environment for area residents
to walk at their own pace with
friends who share common fitness
and social goals on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Located at 5132 Elkhorn
Boulevard, Liberty Towers has
a full-size gymnasium providing a consistent temperature with
no weather interruptions. Its padded floor is great for neuropathy
and other health issues plus there
are multiple rest areas around the
track.
Now there’s no excuse not to
get in your exercise walk regardless of the weather. This is also
To address cat overpopulation,
no-cost spay and neuter services
are being offered for a limited time for owned or feral cats
throughout the entire Sacramento
County area.
By making this no-cost service
available to all of Sacramento
County area residents, the
Department of Animal Care and
Regulation believes it can spay or
neuter well over 2,000 animals in
2015 with the goal to help address
unwanted litters and lost or stray
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thing as responsible pet owners
but are financially challenged.
The no-cost spay and neuter
services are available by appointment only at the Animal Spay and
Neuter Clinic (a nonprofit, highvolume animal spay/neuter clinic)
next to the County’s Bradshaw
Animal Shelter at 3839 Bradshaw
Road or in Auburn at 3524 KOA
Way.
To make an appointment, call
the clinic at (916) 368-7314 or
(530) 889-8800 for the Auburn
location.
This free service is being
funded by the clinic, Sacramento
County, and donations from
Friends of the Sacramento City
Shelter Animals, Teaching
Everyone Animals Matter
(TEAM), and LAPCATS.
By County Supervisor
Susan Peters
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Pam Young’s Corner
6 Romantic Ways to Spark
up Your Marriage (Part I)
By Pam Young
Romance is not just about sex.
My mom cracked me up, after
reading some article in a woman’s magazine about sex being
the main reason for a happy marriage, when she said, “If sex was
the cause of happiness, then hookers would be the happiest people
in the world.”
To me romance is not just about
sex. It’s all about creating magical moments in your relationship
that’ll take little time out of your
busy schedule. Stop thinking
you’re too busy for romance.
Here are 6 ideas I’ve collected
from some very happy couples as
well as some tried and true ideas
from yours truly. (Please note:
I’m on my second marriage.)
1. Use your calendar
Most of us SHEs (Sidetracked
Home Executives) are romantics
at least in the literary sense of the
word. I advise having a date night
once a week. I love books and
movies about romance and I know
that being organized helps in the
romance department. (If you don’t
shave your legs regularly, you’re
not going to want to be romantic
and your mate probably won’t be
either.)
Just a little bit of planning will
pay off. Plan a romantic rendezvous during the month. You can
get a room at a local hotel or plan
to have the house all to yourselves. Just the anticipation of
being together in this way will add
spark to your romantic life.
As you read the ideas, write
the ones you like on your calendar and don’t plan on doing all of
these in one month. Spread out the
ideas throughout the year.
Maybe you’ve thought, ‘how
can romance be put on a calendar?’ Well, you’ve got four
Saturdays this February and one
of them is Valentine’s Day, so go
get your calendar and put a heart
on every Saturday this month and
let your creative mind come up
with some great ideas for each
one of them. If date night has sort
of fallen off your radar, now’s a
good time to start over and reinstate it.
2. Let the pros help
I’m not talking about getting
a call girl for your husband or
partner, but you can let the professional writers help you express
your deepest sentiments in words.
Now is the time to buy Valentine
cards, so don’t just get one, get 12
and send him one every month on
the fourteenth.
3. Pay attention
Whenever you can, take the
time to give your partner 100%
of your attention when he wants
to talk to you. Put down the
cell phone, dog, book, shovel,
or whatever you’ve got in your
hands (unless it’s the baby and it
needs you) and face your partner,
so you can really hear what he’s
saying. It’ll make him feel loved
and important to you and that’s
romantic.
4. Keep him guessing
If you took Psych 101, you
probably learned about random
reinforcement. Researchers put
three groups of rats in three separate cages, each equipped with
a button to push. The A group of
rats got a treat every time they
pushed the button. The B group
never got a treat, no matter how
often they pushed the button. And
the C group got treats just once in
a while.
The A group eventually got
bored with the guaranteed reward,
and the B rats who never got treats
gave up, too. But the C rats that
received random treats would be
pushing that button if they were
still alive today, hoping each time
they pushed it they just might get
lucky. (Sounds like me in Vegas.)
Romance is a treat, a magical
moment in your relationship, and
whether you’ve been with your
mate for six months or sixty years
you’ll always love little surprises
and he will too.
5. Be prepared
When you’re out and about
(even at the grocery store) shopping, keep your eyes open for
little “surprise gifts” you know
he’d like. The next time he or she
is feeling down, give him one of
the gifts. (Remember the C rats.)
This is a wonderful and uplifting
act of love and it will be remembered for a very long time.
6. 20 second hug and kiss
Years ago, I saw a marriage
counselor on a television talk
show talk about the best tip she
had to spark up a marriage. She
said this one tip had helped failing marriages and enhanced good
marriages. She called it the 20
second kiss. She suggested kissing for the full 20 seconds, not
coming apart. (Sort of like you did
when you were dating.) I was single at the time, but I told my sister
who was married about it and she
tried it on her policeman husband
as he went out the door for work.
(He was 45 minutes late for duty.)
To eliminate tardiness at work,
use the 20 second kiss and hug
when you’ve been apart for the
day or any time more than five
hours. By giving him a 20 second hug and kiss, you’ll both feel
deeply re-connected and not just
when you want to be romantic.
Taking just a little bit of time to
plan and be creative with the person you’ve chosen to spend your
life with will do so much for your
marriage. And one more thing:
let him know what turns you on.
Chances are he doesn’t. I love it
when Terry opens a door for me,
hugs me from behind, gives me
his coat when were out and I get
cold, holds my hand, rubs my feet
when we watch movies at home,
but at some time, I had to let him
know that’s what I like.
For more from Pam Young
go to www.cluborganized.com.
You’ll find many musings, videos
of Pam in the kitchen preparing
delicious meals, videos on how
to get organized, ways to lose
weight and get your finances
in order, all from a reformed
SLOB’s point of view.
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Handling Those Teen Demands
For More Responsibility
Your Passion. Your Profession. Our Purpose
From the American
Counseling Association
One of the most common areas
of conflict as children enter the
teenage years is the complaint
that they’re not babies anymore, that they can make their
own decisions, that they deserve
more freedom and responsibility.
It can be hard for many
parents to deal with these complaints. After years of making
most of your child’s decisions
and putting your child’s needs
first, you find yourself confronting a young adult who wants
the freedom to face more of
the world on his or her own.
Of course, we all recognize
that our teenagers need increasing amounts of freedom and
responsibility. It’s a natural part
of the developmental process.
We also realize there are very
real reasons to go slow in allowing our teens more freedoms.
Constant news reports of teen
substance abuse, pregnancies,
violence and much more naturally make us worry about
the world our teen is facing.
But when we constantly say
“no” to our teens’ requests, trying to protect them just a little
longer, the result is often family
conflict, with our teenager pulling away and no longer confiding
in us, or going behind our backs
seeking the desired freedom.
To minimize such con flict, a simple solution is to
improve communications.
Sit down with your teen and
try to explain your fears and
anxieties related to granting
increased freedoms. While hearing about your worries may not
win your teen’s full acceptance
or understanding, it can open up
meaningful dialogues that can
lead to acceptable compromises.
The next step is to allow
increasing amounts of freedom and responsibilities
– opportunities for your teenager to prove he or she really is
ready to be more independent.
How much can you trust?
How much responsibility should
you grant? There are no absolute
answers, just judgment calls you
have to make based on your teen’s
personality and past performance.
Yes, mistakes will be made,
but also note that most of the
time things will turn out just
fine. Try to understand that this
is also a difficult and often confusing process for your teen.
Your decisions are still going
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Malinda Coletta
North Providence, RI
(Pop. 178,042)
dd a zing to your Valentine’s Day with Malinda
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Valentine
Sugar Cookies
What You Need
4 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 stick butter, cut in
pieces
3/4 c sugar
1 large egg, plus one egg
white
2 tsp lemon, lime or orange
zest
Directions
• In a food processor,
combine flour, baking
powder and salt. Pulse to
mix.
• Add butter and pulse until
mixture resembles coarse
crumbs.
• Add sugar, eggs and
lemon zest and process
until mixture resembles
wet sand.
• Turn mixture out onto a
lightly floured surface;
knead several times until
dough comes together.
• Divide into 3 portions;
flatten each into a disk.
• Roll each disk to an 1/8inch thickness between
sheets of parchment.
• Stack dough (still in
parchment) on a baking
sheet; refrigerate 20
minutes.
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degrees, with racks in
middle and lower thirds.
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sheet at a time, peel off
parchment (save for
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cut dough into desired
shapes and arrange, 1 inch
apart, on two parchmentlined rimmed baking sheets
(re-roll scraps, if desired).
• Bake until cookies are
set but still pale, 7 to 9
minutes, rotating sheets
halfway through.
• Transfer cookies to
wire racks and let cool
completely.
• Using a pastry bag and tip,
frost cookies with icing and
decorate with sugar!
Submitted by: Malinda Coletta, North Providence, RI (pop. 178,042)
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North County Messenger • 11
For the
Love of Books
Book Review by Amy
[email protected]
Shane
A WICKED THING
How to Make Your Bathroom Safer
by Rhiannon Thomas
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Publisher:
Harper Teen
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Release date: February 24, 2015 hardcover, 352 pages
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Intended audience: Young adult Rating: 
On the Book Jacket: Rhiannon Thomas’s dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of
Sleeping Beauty and what happens after happily ever after.
One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince
and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be
living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.
Her family is long dead. Her “true love” is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by
political foes while she slept.
As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its
mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared
her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her
kingdom: marry the prince or run.
Amy’s Review: Aurora remembered prince who woke her and the vying affection
nothing past that of her 18th birthday. Her
last memories being that of her dress, her
hair, the party and the alluring light that lead
her to the spinning wheel. That was over
100 years ago and she has just been awoken
from what was supposed to be, a true love’s
kiss, however “happily ever after” might
not be that simple. Now, forced to adapt to
the new world around her, Aurora must also
accept the new royal family that rules within
the castle. Aurora, once again finds herself in
the same predicament- locked away for her
safety, not in a tower, but in a room within
the castle, while the Prince’s family eagerly
prepares for their wedding ceremony.
However, this time, Aurora refuses to be
held hostage, taking matters into her own
hands. Aurora discovers a way to flee from
the castle gates and explores the new kingdom
for herself, making new friends along the
way. Even with her determined nature to
flee, Aurora might be casually throwing
herself straight into danger’s arms, opening
the door for rebels and possibly death.
Now, Aurora must battle between, the kind
of a foreign prince. All of them believing the
same thing, that Aurora is the one who will
break the curse set upon the land, restoring
the magic.
With very few allies, everyone wants
to have their part in Aurora’s awakening.
Although Aurora carries the biggest secret
of all, with her dark forbidden magic and
Celestine, the evil witch who cursed her, no
one is safe, especially her. Leaving Aurora
to make a decision, of which path will she
follow?
Let yourself fall for the enchanting tale of
Sleeping Beauty, after she is awoken from
the wicked curse. Swift, face paced and
enchanting, A Wicked Thing, throws you
into a tale of adventure, secrets and danger
lurking within every shadow. Rhiannon
Thomas, beautifully captures the kingdom
as true love’s kiss, breaks the enchanted
spell, on Sleeping Beauty. Awakening a new
a tales that captures readers with danger and
heartache, leaving us dangling on the edge
for the next book in the series, which will
carry us to Aurora’s next choice.
Spring 2015
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Answers
Your
Senior
Questions
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Dear Savvy Senior,
What tips do you recommend for making a bathroom
safer and more functional for
seniors. My 79-year-old mother
slipped and fell getting out of
the shower last month, and I’d
like to modify her bathroom
a bit with some safety features that can help protect her.
- Searching Daughter
Dear Searching,
Because more accidents and
injuries happen in the bathroom
than any other room in the house,
this is a very important room
to modify for aging in place.
Depending on your mom’s needs,
here are some tips for each part
of the bathroom that can make it
safer and easier to use.
Flooring: To avoid slipping,
a simple fix is to get non-skid
bath rugs for the floors. Or if
you want to put in a new floor
get slip-resistant tiles, rubber or
vinyl flooring, or install wall-towall carpeting.
Lighting: Good lighting is
also very important, so install the
highest wattage bulbs allowed for
your mom’s bathroom fixtures,
and get a plug-in nightlight that
automatically turns on when the
room gets dark.
Bathtub/shower: To make
bathing safer, purchase a rubber
suction-grip mat, or put down
adhesive nonskid tape on the tub/
shower floor. And have a carpenter install grab bars in and around
the tub/shower for support.
If your mom uses a shower
curtain, install a screw or boltmounted curtain rod, versus a
tension-mounted rod, so that if
she loses her balance and grabs
the shower curtain the rod won’t
spring loose.
If your mom has mobility
issues or balance problems, get
her a shower or bathtub seat so
she can bathe from a seated position. In addition, you may also
want to get a handheld, adjustable-height showerhead installed
that will make washing while sitting down easier.
Another, pricier option is to
install a walk-in-bathtub or a
prefabricated curbless shower.
Walk-in tubs have a door in
front that provides a much lower
threshold to step over than a standard tub. They also typically
have a built-in seat, handrails and
a slip resistant bottom, and some
have therapeutic spa features
with whirlpool water jets and/or
bubble massage air jets.
Curbless showers have no
threshold to step over, and typically come with a built-in seat,
grab bars, slip resistant floors and
an adjustable handheld showerhead. Prefabricated curbless
showers and walk-in-tubs typically cost anywhere between
$2,500 and $10,000 installed.
Toilet: Most toilets are about
14 to 16 inches high which can
be an issue for many people with
arthritis, back, hip or knee problems. To raise the toilet height,
which can make sitting down and
getting back up a little easier, you
can purchase a raised toilet seat
that clamps to the toilet bowl,
and/or purchase toilet safety rails
that sit on each side of the seat
for support. Or, you can install an
ADA compliant toilet that ranges
between 17 and 19 inches high.
Faucets: If your mom has
twist handles on the sink, bathtub or shower faucets, replace
them with lever handle faucets.
They’re easier to operate, especially for seniors with arthritis
or limited hand strength. Also
note that it only takes 130-degree
water to scald someone, so turn
her hot water heater down to 120
degrees.
Entrance: If your mom needs
a wider bathroom entrance to
accommodate a walker or wheelchair, install some “swing clear”
offset hinges on the door which
will widen the doorway an additional two inches.
Emergency assistance: As
a safety precaution, purchase a
waterproof phone for the bathroom or get a medical alert
device (SOS emergency call button) that your mom could wear
in case she falls and needs to call
for help.
You can find all of the products suggested in this column
at either medical supply stores,
pharmacies, big-box stores, home
improvement stores, hardware
and plumbing supply stores as
well as online.
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Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070,
or visit www.savvysenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show
and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.
12 • North County Messenger
February 13, 2015
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